From Homeschooling to school again!
Yes as much as I want to continue homeschooling my son, after much thinking, my husband and I decided not continue anymore. I didn’t regret trying it, and until now, I am convinced that it is the best kind of teaching that kids can get. But because of some issues and circumstances this year, Ren will go back to school.
What happened in our one year of homeschooling?
- We’ve done an independent kind of homeschooling, I made a module/lesson plan before we start last year, but I didn’t followed it as we go on. I have noticed that he doesn’t need some of the things I wrote on my lesson plan as of now. So, I skipped and remove it from my list and concentrated on basic things like reading, writing, practical living and simple math problems.
- He is more madaldal now (talkative). Sometimes it has no sense, but still he is talking to us more now compared before that he prefers not to talk at all.
- We have noticed that he is friendlier now and likes to be with other kids his age, compared before that he plays on his own.
- Even though he still whines when it’s writing time, but believe it or not, his handwriting is better now compared before.
- Before, he doesn’t like looking at our eyes and face. Now he likes it when we make faces, he even requests us to copy the reactions of his favorite cartoon characters.
- He is no longer afraid of the water and he likes swimming.
- He is better in cutting papers compared before.
- Although he is still confused on the concept time and date, but still he is aware of it now… I know he will learn it soon.
- He now knows how to dress and undress himself. Even if the clothes are baliktad (backwards) he can fix it on his own.
- He can now wear his belt and socks.
- He can even take a bath on his own now with minimal supervision.
- He can eat on his own now (the only thing that is missing is that he doesn’t like to use the fork hehe)
- and a lot more
We decided to let him go back to school this year per advice of his developmental pediatrician and to know if it will do him good.
Today, I have visited 3 nearby schools and asked if they do mainstreaming, I will talk about that on my next post.